Tracking the popularity of the competing blue-laser DVD formats by comparing Amazon data. Very smart. HD-DVD is winning at the moment. (Wonder if that’s just because people getting HD TVs are searching for “DVD HD”?) Let’s see how the PS3 affects this.
Of course they do. And when I was a kid, we used tape-to-tape decks. Just because this is using shiny new Bluetooth technology doesn’t mean it can/should be stopped. Surprisingly, the BPI take a rather sane approach: “Ultimately the way to grow revenues with mobile will be to offer music fans what they want and encourage them to get their music legally.”
There are currently four posts on the Twitter public timeline (including one from me) saying “Reading Kathy Sierra’s article on Twitter”. The lower graphic on “flow” is alarmingly true for me.
MS try to avoid the “Volume License Key” fiasco of XP (if you used FCKGW, or another volume key to install XP, you didn’t have to go through “activation” - ie. phoning into their servers) by not issuing volume keys for Vista. Instead, they created a server that enterprises could run, and installations of Vista would phone into local servers. Someone gets hold of said server, creates a VMWare image, voila! Anyone can install Vista without having to activate! Cat, meet mouse. Mouse, meet cat. Fight!
The awesomeness that *is* the British 3-Pin Plug. The article covers most of the beautiful design decisions, such as the longer earth pin (so earth is the first connection made when you plug it in) and the cable being attached to the bottom, so you’re less tempted to pull the plug by yanking the cord. Well done British Standards chaps!
I was working on retirement-planning stuff this evening: checking my 401(k) investments, finally setting up a Roth IRA for myself, that sort of thing.
I plotted this graph in Microsoft Money showing Joy's and my retirement funds since I started working. The numbers are wiped out in the name of modesty, but the way the graph's trending? Makes me happy.
(The different colours are different investment accounts. See if you can spot the three year period where I was working for startups which didn't offer retirement benefits.)
Do not taunt Happy Fun Wii.
Former baseball player finds a box of fan mail from 1991 while cleaning his garage, and replies to them!
Set-up for what certainly seems to be a hatchet-job on Bose, but it does include the superb introduction “Bose is sort of the Hillary Clinton of tech — you either love them or hate them, and they’ve got lots of cash.”
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.